MERCY

“I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I” David Brainard

Psalm 136:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

“Lord of hosts! When I swim in the merciful waters of your grace I find that I can neither plumb nor measure the depths.” – Menno Simons

“God’s mercy with a sinner is only equaled and perhaps outmatched by His patience with the Saints, with you and me.”Alan Redpath

“The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.” John Stott

“Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love. Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.” Thomas Brooks

“Two men went up to the temple to pray one said “here I am God, I’m all fixed up” and the other one said “Oh God I just crawled in off of skid row have mercy upon me.” He accepted the skid row bum and sent the other one away hardened and unforgiven.” A. W. Tozer

“How is it that some of us are converted, while our companions in sin are left to persevere in their godless career? Was there anything goo in us that moved the heart of God to save us? God forbid that we should indulge the blasphemous thought!” Charles Spurgeon

“The mercy of God endured my father 60 years and the mercy of God endured me for 17 years and then has endured me ever since. So lets get away from this semi-heretical idea that God deals with some people in mercy and deals with others in justice. He deals with everybody in mercy, the bible plainly declares it. It says here that “The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works” 145th Psalm.” A. W. Tozer, God’s Abundant Mercy

“God’s mercy is one of the most orient pearls of his crown; it makes his Godhead appear amiable and lovely. When Moses said to God, ‘I beseech thee shew me thy glory;’ the Lord answered him, ‘I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will shew thee mercy.’ Exodus 33: I9. God’s mercy is his glory. His holiness makes him illustrious; his mercy makes him propitious.” Thomas Watson

“Mercy is not the fruit of our goodness—but the fruit of God’s goodness. Mercy is a gift which God bestows. They have no cause to be proud, who live upon the alms of God’s mercy. “If I am righteous—yet will I not lift up my head.” That is, all my righteousness is the effect of God’s mercy, therefore I will be humble and will not lift up my head.” Thomas Watson

“I’d rather follow old Thomas Hooker, the old puritan saint. He came to die and he was a man elevated way above the average in his spiritual life. They said “Brother Hooker, you go to receive your reward.” “No, no, no,” he said. “I go to receive mercy.” Although he rated high up in the level of holy men he went out not to look for his reward but for still more mercy of God.” A. W. Tozer, God’s Abundant Mercy

God’s mercy is eternal. “The mercy of the Lord is from eternity to eternity.” Psalm 103:17. “His mercy endures forever,” is repeated twenty-six times in Psalm 136. The souls of the blessed shall be ever bathing themselves in this sweet and pleasant ocean of God’s mercy! God’s anger to his children lasts but a while, “but his mercy lasts forever.” As long as he is God, he will be showing mercy. As his mercy is overflowing, so it is ever-flowing.” Thomas Watson

“There are no degrees in the mercy of God, there couldn’t be for God is degreeless, infinite. Therefore when you say God’s mercy you are talking about something so vast that doesn’t describe it because it has no limits anywhere. When we come to God there is no degreeing of things. When we say that God is rich, God’s riches we include all the riches there are. God isn’t richer, more rich, He’s rich. So He isn’t more merciful, less merciful, He’s merciful. But you say “why does the word abundant occur here?” Those adjectives are put here for us, not for God. It was in order to elevate our minds to the vastness and unlimited mercy of God that Peter said it was abundant. Now God’s God, and for that reason all comparisons are futile. God’s mercy is equal to God. If you want to know how merciful God is just see God and you’ll know how merciful He is.” A. W. Tozer, God’s Abundant Mercy.

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